Policing and Crime Act 2017
Chapter 4 (sections 80-83) of this Act amended MHA 1983 s135 (Warrant to search for and remove patients), s136 (Removal etc of mentally disordered persons without a warrant) and s138 (Retaking of patients escaping from custody), and added new s136A (Use of police stations as places of safety), s136B (Extension of detention) and s136C (Protective searches). In force 11/12/17. The text of the Act on MHLO has been updated accordingly (note that there are errors on the Legislation.gov.uk website: some of the old text has not been deleted).
- Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No 4 and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2017 regulation 3
- Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017